We are three Dutch Nursing students.
At this moment we're busy with an international program.
We have to find out the difference between the Dutch Nursing system
and the Australian one. We hope you can give us some information about
the Health Care in your country. For our assignment we have to answer
the following questions:
1 Which functions (for example; hierarchical, differential and
specialistic) are there to be found within the Nursing
profession? And how often do these functions appear?
In Holland we've got for example diabetic nurses, nurses who are
specialized in AIDS-Prevention, etc....
2 Which important tasks belong to each of the functions (see
question number 1)?
In Holland the nurses work with an patient-related-care-system.
This means that the're responsable for the "totale" care of one
ore more patients, for example; giving medications,washing the
patient , cleaning wounds, etc..
3 Are there formal 'function-profiles' for nurses? Could you send us
one or two or more?
We hope you understand our questions, we appologise for our english
because it's not that good.... We're hoping to hear from you soon..
Cora, Martine and Naomi
[This message has been edited by nompy (edited March 19, 1999).]